Monday, June 13, 2011

New Dawn, Modern Abstract Palette Knife Painting, Elizabeth Chapman

"New Dawn"
Acrylic on 30" x 40" x 1.5" canvas
Available by contacting me: Elizabeth

Contemporary Expressionistic Palette Knife Painting

Palette knife painting with metallic copper, silver and gold intertwined with color.  My first palette knife painting was one titled "Indian Summer" out of which the opportunity to do a commissioned painting "Better Two" emerged (two large 24" x 60" panels).  Since then there has been Rich, Mestizo, Curtain Call, Iridescent, Fancy Flight, Italia, Rainy Day Cafe and now "New Dawn".  These are done with a palette knife, paint straight from the tube with the mixing of colors done on the canvas.  The metallics may be hard to see as they do not photograph well, but this painting is gorgeous in the bright light.

New Dawn reminds me of the newness or freshness that comes with each morning.  Another day is a gift to be treasured and enjoyed.  Like a city on a hill as the sun is coming up, it begins to bring light to one side of the hill and as it spreads it brings light and warmth to the coolness and darkness of night ...and with it hope.

"Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.  Ecclesiastes 11:7

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